ACRL, Maryland Chapter

The official blog of the Maryland Chapter of ACRL

Today! December Meeting & Journal Club

Don’t forget to join ACRL MD Friday, December 18th for our virtual business meeting at 11am followed by our bimonthly journal club discussion (11:30-12:30pm). That’s today!

If you would like to be involved with ACRL MD or learn more about what we have planned for the next few months, join us for as much or as little of our meeting and discussion as you can!

Even if you can’t read the articles ahead of time, please join us to discuss e-book collections, commuter students, and virtual reference!

Articles selected for the December discussion include:

  • Helen Georgas – “The Case of the Disappearing E-Book: Academic Libraries and Subscription Packages”
  • Mariana Regalado and Maura A. Smale – “‘I Am More Productive in the Library Because It’s Quiet’: Commuter Students in the College Library”
  • Krisellen Maloney and Jan H. Kemp – “Changes in Reference Question Complexity Following the Implementation of a Proactive Chat System: Implications for Practice”

Remember, all articles may be found online in the latest edition of College & Research Libraries.

Blackboard Collaborate Directions

We’ll be on MLA’s online meeting software, Blackboard Collaborate. Join our discussion online at:https://sas.elluminate.com/m.jnlp?sid=2012176&password=M.EFF327145BA70AF1D6C64C108FC41A  (you’ll need speakers, microphone optional but recommended).  You will be prompted to enter your  name. Once you are in the meeting room, you can test your speakers and microphone. In the “Audio & Video” pod, there is an icon showing a blue microphone with a red settings gear – simply click on that and Blackboard will walk you through the setup.

If it is your first time logging in, you’ll be prompted to first download the Blackboard Collaborate Launcher. Once you have done so, you won’t need to again.

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